Ocasio-Cortez has advocated for a progressive platform that includes Medicare For All, a federal jobs guarantee, guaranteed family leave, establishing a Green New Deal, abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, free public college and trade school, infrastructure projects for renewable energy, and a 70% marginal tax rate for incomes above $10 million https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandria_Ocasio-Cortez AOC's platform with free stuff might explain why AOC was elected. Paying for free stuff. I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess part of the funding comes from taxing the millions of Americans working the guaranteed federal jobs. This site provides wage tables. Really interesting how the wages change by location. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2019/general-schedule/ Then there is this "The number of Americans out of the workforce is misleading as a gauge of who is and isn't working. For example, retired people are out of the workforce. They're not counted in the unemployment rate because they don't want a job. The same is true of tens of millions of Americans who are in school, or can't work because they are disabled. So it's possible for the total number of people out of the workforce to stay more or less the same, even as the overall job market improves." https://money.cnn.com/2018/01/10/news/economy/95-million-out-of-workforce/index.html Once the ideals of socialism becomes the way the U S government works & free stuff is paid for, maybe illegals will no longer want to come to America. Why would they endure the hardships to reach the same kind of life they are trying to escape?